On Wednesday, July 27, on Bryant Street, Cumberland, my teenage daughter’s bike was stolen from our driveway, in broad daylight. This bike has gotten through a lot of times where she felt down or... more
In his July 5 column, the distinguished publisher of this newspaper, Tom Ward, attempted to make the case that replacing Social Security with a private investment system would better serve the needs... more
I finally stopped today to take a walk through the entire cemetery that Mike has maintained on Elder Ballou Meetinghouse Road...not an easy task for me to do what with arthritis in both hips.
It’s election time, and I’m confused. Many of us remember I Love Lucy’s “Vitameatavegamin” salesgirl. I think I’m a “conserva-popu-liber-xeno-nation-global” girl.
I believe in capitalism and I... more
Solar farms belong at closed landfills or in industrial parks. Clearly it makes no sense to put them in rural areas. I encourage people to take action now, before the field across from your house or... more
I am writing to suggest that an article be created explaining why a town smaller than most in the state has two totally separate Little Leagues? East and West can’t play together. Why, I must ask?... more
After reading the Observer story of July 17: “Former teacher sues Smithfield School Department,” and having lived through the process, I continue to ask myself, is this ignorance or arrogance? That... more
Chalk it up to yet another politician breaking their promises for the sake of convenience.
Here is the story. Back in November, the Town Council had a contentious meeting over whether there would be... more
On a lovely mid-summer evening, my husband and I decided to treat ourselves by going out to eat at our favorite restaurant in Cumberland. We were seated enjoying our beverages, when a party of five... more